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Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.

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  1. June 18, 2019Medical image analysis postdoc positions - Kimia lab

    Postdoctoral Positions at Kimia Lab

    Kimia lab invites applicants for several postdoctoral positions to work in a medical image analysis project. You will work in a well-funded and prestigious project at the University of Waterloo with collaborations with the Vector Institute. We offer multiple postdoc positions to develop AI algorithms for big image data retrieval in the medical imaging field. You will be part of our fast-growing team and will assist us to manage, coordinate and connect the outcomes of several collaborating teams.

  2. June 17, 2019Engineering graduate student becomes first to complete Professional Skills Foundations
    Swakshar Saha shows off his Foundations completion letter

    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) is pleased to announce that Swakshar Saha (MASc, Civil Engineering) is the first graduate student to complete Professional Skills Foundations!

  3. June 12, 2019Five University of Waterloo doctoral students headed to Lake Shift

    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to be sending five doctoral students to Lake Opinicon for the 2019 Lake Shift writing retreat. Congratulations to Jennifer Kandjii, Maša Torbica, Sagar Patel, Shefaza Esmail and Stephanie Barr, who will be spending July 15-19, 2019 at the Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon. While at Lake Opinicon, these students will have dedicated and structured time to write, partake in workshops on effective dissertation writing, and network with doctoral students from other Ontario universities.

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  1. June 24, 2019Getting Published for Graduate Students (Spring 2019)

    This workshop offers graduate students an introduction to the world of academic publishing. You will learn about the steps in the publication process, including revising course work before submitting it to journals, communicating effectively with journal editors, and handling comments from reviewers.

    Additional information: Registration required

  2. June 24, 2019Improving feedback on written assignments, CTE1245 (Spring 2019)

    Feedback on both short and lengthy written assignments plays a critical role in students' learning about disciplinary content, as well as communication conventions. Yet this mode of instruction often yields dissatisfaction from both students and instructors. In this workshop, we consider how to improve the effectiveness of written feedback to ensure that the time and effort instructors put into providing feedback fosters student learning.

  3. June 27, 2019Immigration information session: Working in Canada, Master's and PhD (Spring 2019)

    Join the immigration consultants to learn about working in Canada as a graduate student and the Canadian regulations for working on and off campus and during co-op work terms. 

    Additional information: Registration is required on LEADS

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  1. June 18, 2019Internship 101, Part 1: Are graduate students too smart for internships?

    Few graduate students, especially those in PhD programs, pursue internships during their graduate studies. Are graduate students too smart for internships? Having completed an internship during my PhD, the short answer is, “certainly not.”

  2. May 21, 2019Gaining perspective through interdisciplinary collaboration
    Simron Singh, Audrey Chung, Justin Carpenter, George Dixon, and Jeff Casello at GRADtalks

    From left to right: Simron Singh, Audrey Chung, Justin Carpenter, George Dixon, and Jeff Casello at GRADtalks Beyond 60: The Promises and Realities of Artificial Intelligence.

  3. Apr. 23, 2019The Lake Shift: An interview with Becky and Tariq
    Becky Anderson and Tariq Aziz

    In July 2018, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored two PhD students, Becky Anderson and Tariq Aziz, to attend the Lake Shift writing retreat. Hosted by Queen’s University, the Lake Shift is a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students from Ontario universities held at the Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon. I checked-in with Becky and Tariq to hear about their experience at the Lake Shift:

    Tell us a bit about yourself. What program are you in and what is your research focus?

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